Cheap Chinese gennies.....again.

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 20:16
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Hi to all.
I have just bought a powerbase gennie. 850w just like the GMC unit.
It has been run for appox 9 hours continuous.I run the fuel at 50:1 as recommened by Auto pro.
Now for my question..... once i get it running it's great But it's a right pr##k to start. I tried 40:1 oil/petrol. But still I found it just floods.If i remove the plug, reinsert it it mostly starts OK.
As the booklet is crap i,m asking what i,m doing wrong ?
Any help most appreciated.
cheers Nino
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Reply By: Michael - Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:03

Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:03
Hi there, you are probably not doing anything wrong, Its probably not set up right, the attention to detail in China would not be good. Try adjusting the float level or just take the thing back and demand another. Get the guy who sold it to you to try starting it. Yes its cheap, but its NEW, so it should work, regardless of price. Regards, Michael.
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Follow Up By: REX - Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:30

Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:30
i just brought the gmc model 3 days ago had same problem with starting
the plug gets fouled easy get a new plugthe ones they come with arebleepand use outboard motor oil it leaves less deposits and soot worked 4 me great camping geny with 2 year repacment not repair warranty
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 09:55

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 09:55
Looks like you truly get what you pay for.....;-)
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Reply By: ianmc - Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:37

Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:37
Mine starts easily hot or cold. Flooding could be due to dirt under float needle .
Have you tried starting it without choke??
Outboard oil is meant for cool running water cooled motors.
Should use a low smoke quality 2stroke oil. The one sold by Huskvarna
dealers is very clean burning as are some others.
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Reply By: Boeing - Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 23:46

Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 23:46
Hello Nino, I know that this subject has been done to death but I was in Bunnings to ttoday (WA) and $189 for te 850w GMC with two years warranty. Sounded good.


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